In school your whole life just to get to college.

They say knowledge is the key, well if you’re broke,

How are you gonna unlock that dorm at college?

60k is what you pay to attend that college.

How ignorant could they be to put that price on knowledge?

Spend the rest of your life working to pay back what your borrowed.

Spend the rest of your nights filled with sorrow.

Like, “How am I gonna eat tomorrow?”

I understand that a college grad creates a happy mom and a proud dad.

But in reality, it’s so sad.

Good education got me living so bad.

Walked across the stage, but, yet I’m still broke

Living life on my toes, reaching for hope.

-Jermaine Atwell, 12thgrade, DeSoto High School

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